Kids Bug Bento Lunch For School

Bug Bento Kids School Lunch - Healthy Ideas From GlorysMischief.comSo I if I have the day right – and I’ve double checked – Today in KC’s classroom they are getting a visit from “The Bug Man”.  So of course I thought it would be fun to make a bug bento.

I dug out my Halloween goodies early to use the Spider food picks.

Gel Food Color and Edible markers were used for the Praying Mantis (Isn’t it CUTE?).  To give it a little more dimension, I used a homemade icing eye.  If you don’t have homemade – Wilton makes Icing eyes too.

I used more food color to color some cheese and cut shapes for the dragonfly.  And finished with Nori eyes (using a regular sized hole punch)

And finally I picked up some creepy crawlies from the Dollar Tree, and chose the centipede to top the celery.

I had a lot of fun planning and putting this one together.

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  1. This is awesome!! I love the Praying Mantis. This brought back our memories of my girl’s first Praying Mantis pet, Princess. She’ll go crazy over this.

  2. OMG.. We love it! We just got egg cases from the mantis females that we raised this year and are releasing the last couple this weekend.. been trying to figure out how to do a mantis lunch.. which I had the talent for drawing! Fantastic!!

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